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Eric Fuchey, 07/09/2020 10:41 AM

Documentation of libsbsdig


This page is maintained by the UConn group (Eric Fuchey + Andrew Puckett) and as of February 14, 2020 is specific to the '''''master''''' branch of libsbsdig on github.


This page documents the libsbsdig code, which purpose is to transform the output data from [ G4SBS] to digital values such as ADCs or TDCs.
These produce files which can be analyzed with [ SBS-offline].

Getting the code and building the program


*Working [ ROOT] installation. '''libsbsdig is compatible with ROOT version 5 and ROOT version 6'''. '''''ROOT 6 is strongly recommended'''''
*Working [ analyzer] installation. '''libsbsdig is compatible with analyzer versions 1.6 and beyond'''.
*Working [ SBS-offline] installation.

Downloading the repository

The code is hosted on a github repository owned by JLab. To clone via ssh (preferred method on JLab batch farm), do:

git clone :JeffersonLab/libsbsdig.git

For this method to work, the ssh public key on the machine where you want to get the code must be added to your github account (see [ Guide] to generating ssh keys and adding to your account.)

Cloning the repository defaults to the "master" branch.

Building and installing the library

Create a "build" directory that is parallel to the "libsbsdig" source directory (this is not strictly required, but the build directory must be separate from the "SBS-offline" directory in any case).
You also need to have setup an installation path e.g. /path/to/libsbsdig-install
NB: similarly to the build directory, the /path/to/libsbsdig-install directory shall '''not''' be the same as the source directory!
The following instructions assume that "build" is parallel to "libsbsdig":
If successful, the libsbsdig library and several other files and folders will be created in the "build" and the "install" directory.

To build and install, the procedure needs to be completed. From scratch:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/libsbsdig-install ../libsbsdig
make install

Then, the following line should be added in the OS login configuration file to take advantage of this functionality:
  • source /path/to/libsbsdig-install/bin/ (or source /path/to/g4sbs_install/bin/sbsdigenv.csh on the batch farm)

How to use the digitization library

A working example script of using the digitization library is available in the libsbsdig repository at
The input arguments for this scripts are explained in the script comments.
It has to be executed with the Hall A analyzer:

.L digi_gmn.C
digi_gmn("simdig_outfile.root", 1000, "gmn13.5_elastic_prod.txt")

Root output documentation

The root file produced by the

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